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5.0 out of 5 stars Reason to live, June 11, 2012
This review is from: Gerber 31-001047 Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Pack with Multitool, Flashlight, and Fire Starter (Tools & Home Improvement)
After becoming separated from the group during a winter snowshoe tour last February, I must say this kit lives up to its billing. When stuck in a survival situation for few hours with any of Bear Grylls' products, your primary motivation becomes living long enough to get your money back from that smug bastard. Hours of scraping the firestarter instead of remembering to bring a simple butane lighter fueled my anger. When the flashlight died barely halfway through the first night of peril(4 hours? really?), I was able to keep warm in the dark with thoughts of revenge. Survival is 90% mental and this kit really gives you a reason to persevere.
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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 5:03:15 PM PDT
Publius says:
although I chose to buy this item (@ the super low price) ... your review is the cleverest review I have ever come across on Amazon ... so you might want to quit your day job and do some comedy writing for SNL ... they could use a true wit!

Kudos

bill

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 6:30:15 PM PDT
White Raven says:
So why did you give it a five star review if it is no good? Also foolish men who bought this .......you can put your own kit together for half the price! Or buy a swiss army knife and some REI fire starter.......women know better!

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 10:09:07 AM PDT
Nunya1234 says:
Funny review, but I think it's not quite accurate with regard to the function of this tool. First and foremost, if you're having challenges with "scraping" the fire starter with no result, perhaps you should practice? Admittedly, at first my attempts were frustrating due to the weak sparks, but after a little experimentation I was able to produce excellent spark. I found that using the file to remove the black coating on the steel was very helpful, and then I put slight ridges down the steel which helped to create a ton of spark! I practiced in my yard with only materials I could find and once I figured it out, the second attempt took 5 - 10 strikes before the ember started. The Saw is actually quite handy for small cuts, the can opener works perfectly, i've used the screwdrivers scissors and knife...all without any challenges at all. The pliers saved my fingers from nasty flounder teeth too! The Flashlight is still on the original battery, but I only use it for back up in short bursts...I rely on my headlamp for primary light (son says "nerd alert" when he sees me). Funny review, but by not "trying it out" first before using it in the field is like wiping your butt BEFORE you poop!

Posted on May 1, 2013 10:31:41 PM PDT
You gave me the best laugh in loooong time. Truth told from a former Grunt. Cheap crap works better than the expensive crap 95% o the time. Everything you really need to survive can be bought at Walmart for 30$. You need to make a wilderness book. Patrick F. McManus runs in your blood my friend. Holy S you are funny.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2013 7:59:35 AM PDT
Check out the one for Pedi Paws. You'll be rolling!

Posted on May 3, 2013 8:12:11 AM PDT
Publius says:
aside from his deplorable and almost humorous smugness ... I wonder what the cameraman is thinking of him ...
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